Saturday, 27 June 2015

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St. Kitts: Days to Save Endangered Fin Whales - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/days_to_save_whales_loc/ "about to leave port to hunt and kill 150 endangered fin whales"

David Attenborough and Barack Obama face-to-face in TV interview - http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jun/25/sir-david-attenborough-and-barack-obama-face-to-face-in-tv-interview fascinating encounter



Saving the dhole: The forgotten 'badass' Asian dog more endangered than tigers - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/jun/25/dhole-asia-endangered-tiger-ignored fascinating stuff

Why Central and Eastern European governments should reject investment arbitration in #TTIP - http://www.tni.org/briefing/central-and-eastern-european-countries-crossroads be crazy not to #ISDS

Apology Legislation In Hong Kong? What Kind Of A Stupid Law Is That? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/09143431453/apology-legislation-hong-kong-what-kind-stupid-law-is-that.shtml oh, it isn't. sorry. #hk

Ministry of Defence sought access to sensitive data about children in England - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/ministry-of-defence-sought-access-to-sensitive-data-about-children-in-england/ the dangers of databases

Council of Europe focuses on Eponia, and there's more to come - http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2015/06/council-of-europe-focuses-on-eponia-and.html this is significant #EPO

Malaysia's Stand On #TPP Not Finalised, Says Mustapa - http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v8/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1147687 waiting for cost-benefit analysis: very wise

Suppressed HS2 report reveals serious cost concerns - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/26/damning-hs2-report-reveals-serious-cost-concerns "unaffordable given its other spending commitments."

Obamacare works — which is why the Republicans are mad as hell - http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2015/06/26/21920 awkward

#Netneutrality in critical danger in Europe. time to act - https://edri.org/net-neutrality-in-critical-danger/ come on,@Europarl_EN: no deal is better than bad deal

Chevron v. Ecuador - http://media.wix.com/ugd/7c0358_f441df1f77d8462fbd662667b5b49d1b.pdf most egregious use of #ISDS against developing country so far; shows why #ISDS must go

Can Free Trade Agreements Be Consistent With #ClimateChange Mitigation? - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-brecha/can-free-trade-agreements_b_7660580.html no, because they put profit before people

#TiSA, another secret treaty to obliterate democratic government - http://beyondmoney.net/2015/06/26/tisa-another-secret-treaty-to-obliterate-democratic-government/ but word is getting out now....

#TTIP driving EU’s deregulation agenda - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/ttip-driving-eus-deregulation-agenda-315769 it's not "harmonisation", but blatant *deregulation"

Canada Saves Public From Public Domain, Extends Copyright On Sound Recordings Another 20 Years - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150625/10561131460/canada-saves-public-public-domain-extends-copyright-sound-recordings-another-20-years.shtml lucky canada

Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/26/caredata_flagged_high_risk/ clearly time to bin it

Wayback Machine’s 485 billion web pages blocked by Russian government order - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/06/wayback-machines-485-billion-web-pages-blocked-by-russian-government-order/ all because of one page, too #ru


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